...s I hear that were
about to sell our house and move to Capital City, Im afraid of
what the future will bring.Its human nature to
glorify the past, gripe about the present, and fear the future. The
sad truth is usually that the good old days werent so good
when we lived them and the present isnt as bad as we think it to
be. Now, in 2008, when weve lived eight years of a George Bush
Presidency, we think back to the good old days of the 1990s,
when Bill Clinton was President. What we usually overlook is the
scandal and the recession of the early part of the decade. We
overlook the fact that a lot of the decisions that led to the
problems of today were created in that period, and even before that.
And when we leave this present, into the future, well look back on
now as the good old days, even if theyre not that great. We
do it when we watch television. We complain when the writers change
the format when the show goes on for a while by adding new characters
or simply changing around some situations in the characters lives.
But the truth is, if they didnt, wed call the show boring
or tired.Maybe Im being too
philosophical.Maybe Im being too
pessimistic. After all, mom, dad, Maggie, and Bart are taking it
fine. Theyve all changed, and I have too. Ive grown my hair
out and changed my clothes. Im not a little girl anymore. Im
sixteen years old. Barts eighteen and has done a complete 360 ...